A proposed statue with a Chinese face sparks resistance and debate in Monterey Park
Southland Institute
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How you feel about Monterey Park's Cascades Park fountain depends on who you are. To some longtime residents, the multi-tiered waterfall and the Athena statue that tops it are nostalgic reminders of the city's past, when a Greek developer named Peter Snyder decided to build Midwick View Estates, a 1920s luxury community of Spanish- and Mediterranean-style homes, to rival Beverly Hills or Bel-Air.

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